Michael Jacobs has been reflecting on Tuesday evening’s victory over Colchester – a result that finished up a lot closer than seemed likely at the interval.
The midfielder got proceedings off to a great start with a goal after just 50 seconds as Wanderers surged into a three goal advantage. But the battling U’s were to make things a little uncomfortable after the break.
“I thought that we played really well in the first half and we created a lot of chances and probably should have had more goals,” admitted Michael. “To be fair we began the second half quite well and started on the front foot but they had a bit of a change in formation which helped them and obviously they got back into the game.
“At 3-2 a shot hit the post and came back out which was lucky and we rode our luck a little bit and we went on to win 4-2. But we have to expect better of ourselves.
“We went to Swindon and were three up, and we did it again on Tuesday against Colchester – two scenarios where we have been leading by a big scoreline and they (Swindon and Colchester) have come back. Swindon hit the post as well and that could have made it 3-2 there and it happened again on Tuesday.
“Sometimes you have periods in the game when you come into it a bit more. I think it makes it a bit easier when you are 3-0 down because you can express yourself more. You have nothing to play for and the (Colchester) lad in midfield, Vose, started to get on the ball a bit more and create for them and I thought that they had a bigger impact on the game.
“They also changed their formation and went a bit more diamond and I don’t think that we got on top of that quickly enough and at the end of the day they managed to get a couple of goals which made it a bit frantic at the end. But luckily for us, Nouha got one just before the end to seal it.”
On his goal and the one he missed after a tremendous run through the heart of the Colchester defence, the midfielder explained: “I just thought about putting the ball into the area and hoping that someone could get in on the end of it.
“They always say that if you put a right footed cross in from the left then you should always aim for the back post. Luckily for me it went all the way through.”
Of the miss he added: “I got there but I had a little bit too much time to have a think of what I was going to do. It was my old mate Sam Walker in goal and I tried to give him the ‘eyes’ but just missed the post. I should really have scored especially as I’d done most of the work to get there.”
Jacobs meanwhile is now hoping Wolves can keep producing the results that will help their promotion push, starting at MK Dons on Saturday (3pm).
“It’s important to keep going game by game,” he says.
“We have eight left and we’ll start with MK Dons and try and keep the winning run going and the distance between us (the chasing clubs).
“We have set ourselves high standards over the season so we are not going to drop off.
“We’ve got a few boys here who have been promoted before to the Championship and the Premier League.
“James Henry has been promoted with Millwall and Sam Ricketts has been there and done it.
“There’s a lot of experience in the squad so we just have to keep ourselves calm.”